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Franken: Regrets Traffic-Cone Video

U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he regrets a video in which he’s shown holding two traffic cones to his chest like breasts.

The video was recorded at a 2012 fundraiser and first surfaced this spring Republican officials brought it up again this week a few days after GOP congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn came under attack for old blog writings targeting women, American Indians, gays and others.

08/28/2014

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Anoka Man Allegedly Stabs Boy With Samurai Sword

An Anoka man accused of stabbing a boy with a samurai sword was charged with two counts of assault Thursday morning. Nicholas Lee Curtis, 24, was charged with first degree assault and second degree assault Thursday.

08/28/2014

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Franken Pivots To McFadden In Latest Ad

U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s campaign is slowly shifting course by drawing attention to his Republican opponent. Franken calls out businessman Mike McFadden by name for the first time in his latest TV ad, accusing the Republican candidate of attacking Franken and misleading voters.

08/28/2014

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Hunter Hayes Makes Fan’s Day At BUZ’N

Hunter Hayes performed for a number of grateful BUZ’N 102.9 fans at the Cambria Studios on Wednesday morning. But there was one fan who couldn’t be there, and whose day was made even brighter by Hayes.

08/28/2014

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St. Paul Council Votes To Ban Sale Of Cheap, Single Cigars

The St. Paul City Council approved a new ordinance Wednesday night that aims to cease the sale of cheap, single cigars. Stores have 30 days to change the price of the cigars to at least $2.10, or to start selling them in packs of 5.

08/28/2014

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Dairy Queen Confirms Potential Data Breach

Edina-based Dairy Queen is the latest company hit by cyber criminals, as an undisclosed number of stores have reportedly been hit by a data breach. Information including customers’ credit and debit card data may have been lifted.

08/28/2014

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Augsburg Community Mourns Loss Of Sports Legend Edor Nelson

Everyone associated with Augsburg College is mourning the loss of sports legend Edor Nelson, who died Wednesday at the age of 100. Nelson reached his centennial birthday on Aug. 18, and Augsburg had a party for him on the Minneapolis campus.

08/28/2014

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Man Gets Life For Killing Mom, Nephew With Samurai Sword

A man convicted of killing his mother and nephew with a samurai sword will spend the rest of his life in prison. Beatrice Wilson, 57, and Peter Wilson, 14, were found stabbed to death in their Minneapolis home in October 2012.

08/28/2014

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Learn To Age Successfully @ State Fair’s Wiser Living Exhibit

Try as we might to fight the inevitable, we all get old. So, we should be wiser when it comes to dealing with the aging process in order to stay independent as long as possible. At the Minnesota State Fair, the Wiser Living 2014 exhibit aims to help us do just that.

08/28/2014

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Buying Local Goods Made Easy With New Website

Buying local is a growing movement and instead of having to scavenge through farmers markets or hyper-local gift shops, there’s now an easier way. It’s through a new website called Yumzar.com, which sells only local goods.

08/28/2014

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Dakota County

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Dakota County. According to the state patrol, the incident occurred on southbound Minnesota State Highway 77 near Interstate 494 at around 5:50 a.m.

08/28/2014

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Man Says Indictment For Illegal Gambling Is Unfair

A man accused of running an illegal gambling operation in North Dakota says the case should be dismissed because the charges conflict with a plea agreement in a separate money laundering case. Gerald Greenfield, of Bloomington, Minnesota, is charged in federal court with three counts, including conducting sports betting business and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

08/28/2014

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Minnesota Experiencing Strong Summer Travel Season

Minnesota is experiencing a strong summer travel season despite its late start and high water levels in some areas. Explore Minnesota Tourism says it’s the fifth year in a row of continued growth in travel.

08/28/2014

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Police Chase Robbery Suspects Across Twin Cities

St. Paul authorities say one person is in custody following an armed robbery and police chase across the Twin Cities. St. Paul Police Cmdr. Eric Anderson said one person remained at large late Wednesday.

08/28/2014

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Good Question: What’s In Your Wallet? Cash Or Plastic?

Ten years ago, 36 percent of retail purchases were paid in cash. Today, that’s dropped to 29 percent, and if this trend continues over the next generation, it could fall to 10 percent.

08/27/2014

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High School Robotics Competition @ The State Fair

Check out images from the high school robotics competition at the Minnesota State Fair.

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WCCO Radio MN State Fair 2014

Check out 830 WCCO Radio at the MN State Fair this year.

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Goin’ To The Lake: Park Rapids

We’re sharing the love this summer and getting more of the WCCO gang on the road! That’s right, instead of Goin’ to the Lake for just a couple weeks this summer, we’re expanding. Big time! […]

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Goin’ To The Lake 2014: Ely

Instead of Goin’ to the Lake for just a couple weeks this summer, we’re expanding. WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio will be hitting the lake every Thursday and Friday from Memorial Day until the beginning of the State Fair! Here are some of our favorite moments from the Ely area!

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Goin’ To The Lake 2014: Battle Lake

Instead of Goin’ to the Lake for just a couple weeks this summer, we’re expanding. WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio will be hitting the lake every Thursday and Friday from Memorial Day until the beginning of the State Fair! Here are some of our favorite moments from the Battle Lake area!

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‘Minnesota’s Titanic’

In July 1890, the Sea Wing left Red Wing for a Sunday cruise to go watch music in Lake City. On the way back a summer storm hit and 98 people died, mostly women and children.

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Goin’ To The Lake 2014: New Richmond, Wis.

Instead of Goin’ to the Lake for just a couple weeks this summer, we’re expanding. WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio will be hitting the lake every Thursday and Friday from Memorial Day until the beginning of the State Fair! Here are some of our favorite moments from the New Richmond area!

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